Man arrested after two killed in I-77 wreck near uptown Charlotte

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Photo: Mecklenburg County Jail 

A man has been charged in connection to a deadly wreck on Interstate-77 early Sunday morning that killed two people, according to NC Highway Patrol. 

Roy Miguel Mewborn, 24, is charged with two counts of felony death by vehicle and driving while impaired. 

The deadly crash occurred around 5 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 on Interstate-77 southbound near LaSalle Street. Troopers said a vehicle that was traveling very slowly was struck from behind by another vehicle. 

Phillip Hayes Jr., 33, and Jessica Picatte, 32, died on scene. 

Mewborn is currently being held at the Mecklenburg County Jail under a $50,000 bond.